Universal Electric Corporation (UEC) has completed its building expansion project, approximately doubling the size of its Canonsburg-based headquarters.

“When UEC moved into its new building in 2007, we never anticipated the need to drastically expand the facility just a short time later,” said Chris Myer, building expansion project manager. “This project involved a total addition of 82,000 sq ft, of which 57,000 went toward new production space. Today our building sits at approximately 171,000 sq ft, and I’m confident that we now have adequate space to operate efficiently while also being prepared for future company growth.”

The building addition involved a significant increase in production space, additional office space, an expanded fitness room and locker room area, and new meeting room and lab space- including a state-of-the-art video conference room for stronger international support and a new calibration room to support additional sales of the Critical Power Monitor (CPM) product.

Over the course of the project, UEC was able to incorporate various green initiatives while also utilizing its own products throughout the facility. The UEC headquarters now uses 380V direct current (DC) lighting throughout the entire new production space and offers four electric vehicle parking stations. In addition, UEC’s overhead power distribution product, Starline Track Busway, along with CPM was run throughout the facility to power production equipment, work stations and lighting, and monitor all power being drawn. Starline Plug-in Raceway, UEC’s wall-mounted power distribution system was also installed in lab and office areas, as well as the fitness room and break rooms.

Universal Electric’s new facility is a culmination of two years of detailed research, planning and building to create a sustainable space where employees are happy coming to work every day. As a private, family-owned company, UEC is proud to be experiencing this level of success and grateful for the opportunity to invest in such an impressive headquarters location in the greater Pittsburgh area.